Is Jamie Lee Curtis OK? Actor to miss Critics Choice Awards after testing positive for Covid-19

Is Jamie Lee Curtis OK? Actor to miss Critics Choice Awards after testing positive for Covid-19
Jamie Lee Curtis informed in an Instagram post that she has tested positive for Covid-19 positive (Kevin Winter/Getty Images; jamieleecurtis/Instagram)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: American actor, producer, children's author, and activist, Jamie Lee Curtis will not be attending the Critics Choice Awards scheduled for January 15, after testing positive for Covid-19, the actor informed in an Instagram post. Curtis is one of the nominees for her performance as Deirdre Beubeirdre in 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' at the prestigious award ceremony.  

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The 64-year-old actor, who has mesmerized the world with her performances in a host of movies and television series imcluding 'Halloween', 'Trading Places', and 'A Fish Called Wanda', seemed visibly annoyed about missing the awards. Informing her fans that she tested positive for Covid in an Instagram post, she wrote: "F**k COVID!"

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"Sadly, this head cheerleader is not going to be at all the weekend festivities cheering on her friends and colleagues. Life on life's terms," Curtis lamented as she posted a photo showing three positive tests on Instagram. Expressing her disappointment she continued, "I was SO looking forward to going to the @bafta tea and the @criticschoice awards as a nominee and member of a motley crew! I'm so proud of these people, and I look forward to cheering them on through my TV set." She concluded her caption by asking people to stay safe. 

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Several celebrities and fans took to the comments section to send Curtis their love and wish her a speedy recovery. "Feel better mama," Demi Lovato wrote. Richard Ayoub quipped, "I hope your powerful force knocks it out quickly with little or no symptoms." Wishing Curtis a speedy recovery, James Jude Courtney wrote, "COVID’s a b***h! Hope you feel better soon!"

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Since the onset of the Covid pandemic in 2019, the virus has claimed over 6.7 million lives globally, of which over 1 million were from the USA. The deaths caused by the virus has sparked concerns while the said news has left a lot of Curtis' fans concerned about her health.

However, it should be noted that the rapid development of vaccines by firms, including Pfizer, has substantially reduced the risks posed by Covid. As per her recent Instagram posts, Curtis, albeit frustrated at missing out on the award show, appears to be doing fine. Despite the bad news, her humor is as intact as ever and can be seen in a recent meme she shared of herself on Instagram, captioning the post, "When you get COVID before the @americanfilminstitute @bafta and @criticschoice @everythingeverywheremovie."

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